QCEW Special Notices - Box Notes

News Release Date

Year and Quarter

Special Notice

Description

September 7, 2016

2016/1

Change in QCEW Oregon Public University Classification

Prior to this release, public universities in the state of Oregon were classified in QCEW under state government ownership. Beginning with data in this release for first quarter 2016, QCEW classifies these establishments in local government ownership. The industry classification for these institutions has not changed. This change in ownership resulted from the passage in 2011 and 2013 of state legislation which created a new legal entity called "universities with governing boards." Public universities in Oregon were reorganized in 2014 and 2015 under this new legal entity. They are now independent public bodies that can establish their budgets without state approval. This new political subdivision will be classified under local government ownership. For more information, contact the Oregon Labor Market Information group at sf202_or@bls.gov.

September 7, 2016

2016/1

County Changes for the 2016 QCEW News Releases

Counties with annual average employment of 75,000 or more in 2015 are included in this release and will be included in future 2016 releases. Four counties have been added to the publication tables: Merced, Calif.; Napa, Calif.; Bay, Fla.; and Merrimack, N.H. Two counties, Black Hawk, Iowa, and Ector, Texas, which were published in the 2015 releases, will be excluded from this and future 2016 releases because their 2015 annual average employment levels were less than 75,000.

March 9, 2016

2015/3

Census Area Name Change Effective with QCEW News Release for Fourth Quarter 2015: Wade Hampton, Alaska

On July 1, 2015, Wade Hampton, Alaska, was officially renamed Kusilvak, Alaska. This census area is not part of this release because it has fewer than 75,000 jobs. However, BLS does publish data for this census area. This name change is not reflected in this quarter’s data release. The census area name change will be implemented by BLS with the fourth quarter 2015 news release. The name change will also be retroactively implemented for the third quarter data. Data prior to third quarter 2015 will still be available under Wade Hampton, Alaska.

December 17, 2015

2015/2

County Name Change Effective with QCEW News Release for Third Quarter 2015: Shannon, S.D.

On May 1st, 2015, Shannon, S.D., was officially renamed Oglala Lakota, S.D. This county is not part of this release because it has fewer than 75,000 jobs. However, BLS does publish data for this county. The name change will be implemented with the BLS release of data for the third quarter of 2015. Data prior to third quarter 2015 will still be available under Shannon, S.D.

September 17, 2015

2015/1

County Changes for the 2015 QCEW News Releases

Counties with annual average employment of 75,000 or more in 2014 are included in this release and will be included in future 2015 releases. Three counties have been added to the publication tables: Butte, Calif.; Hall, Ga.; and Ector, Texas.

September 18, 2014

2014/1

County Changes for the 2014 QCEW News Releases

Counties with annual average employment of 75,000 or more in 2013 are included in this release and will be included in future 2014 releases. Five counties have been added to the publication tables: Shelby, Ala.; Osceola, Fla.; Black Hawk, Iowa; Washington, Minn.; and Cleveland, Okla.

March 19, 2014

2013/3

Changes to QCEW Data Files: FTP Service discontinued

BLS discontinued its ftp service on February 28, 2014. As part of this transition, the QCEW data file collection was substantially reorganized and improved. For more information, see the Guide to QCEW Data Sources.

September 26, 2013

2013/1

County Changes for the 2013 QCEW News Releases

Counties with annual average employment of 75,000 or more in 2012 are included in this release and will be included in future 2013 releases. Six counties have been added to the publication tables: Boone, Ky.; Warren, Ohio; Jackson, Ore.; York, S.C.; Midland, Texas; and Potter, Texas.

September 26, 2013

2013/1

QCEW Updated MSA Definitions for data referencing 2013 and forward

New Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) definitions, and those for other types of Core Based Statistical Areas (CBSA), were announced in March 2013. The QCEW program will be using those definitions for tabulating data referencing 2013 and future years and will begin releasing that data effective with today’s release. Prior year data will not be re-tabulated to the new definitions. For more information regarding the new area definitions, see https://www.whitehouse.gov/sites/whitehouse.gov/files/omb/bulletins/2013/b13-01.pdf.

September 26, 2013

2013/1

QCEW Notable Industry Changes: Financial vehicles (NAICS 525) and Private households (NAICS 814110) for 2013 and forward

Each first quarter, QCEW incorporates improved industry assignments. Usually this activity is distributed across industries. In 2013, the improvements also include substantial changes to two specific industries--funds, trusts, and other financial vehicles (NAICS 525) as well as private households (NAICS 814110). Establishments in funds, trusts, and other financial vehicles are legal entities with little to no employment. Establishments with employees who manage such funds are typically coded in other financial investment activities (NAICS 5239), although they may also be classified as other industries within finance. The QCEW program examined establishments with employment classified within funds, trusts, and other financial vehicles and reclassified them into other industries based on each establishment’s primary economic activity. The QCEW program also reviewed establishments that provide non-medical, home-based services for the elderly and persons with disabilities and classified these establishments into services for the elderly and persons with disabilities (NAICS 624120). Many of these establishments were previously classified in the private households industry. These changes apply not only to the data published by QCEW, but also data based on QCEW such as BLS Current Employment Statistics (CES) and Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) Personal Income. For more information about the industry changes affecting the data in these programs, contact the QCEW program at (202) 691-6567, the CES program at (202) 691-6555, or BEA at (202) 606-927.

June 27, 2013

2012/4

Effects of Hurricane Sandy on the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

Hurricane Sandy made landfall in the United States on October 29, 2012, during the QCEW fourth quarter reference period. This event did not warrant changes to QCEW methodology.

September 27, 2012

2012/1

County Changes for the 2012 QCEW News Releases

Counties with annual average employment of 75,000 or more in 2011 are included in this release and will be included in future 2012 releases. Seven counties have been added to the publication tables: Okaloosa, Fla.; Tippecanoe, Ind.; Johnson, Iowa; St. Tammany, La.; Saratoga, N.Y.; Delaware, Ohio; and Gregg, Texas. One county, Jackson, Ore., will be excluded.

September 29, 2011

2011/1

QCEW Introduces the 2012 NAICS industry changes with 2011 data

Beginning with the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages data presented in this release, the Bureau of Labor Statistics is introducing the 2012 version of the North American Industry Classification System as the basis for the assignment and tabulation of economic data by industry. For more information on the change, please see the Federal Register notice at https://www.census.gov/eos/www/naics/federal_register_notices/notices/fr17au11.pdf. For more information on the impact of the change, please see QCEW NAICS 2012.

September 29, 2011

2011/1

County Changes for the 2011 QCEW News Releases

Counties with annual average employment of 75,000 or more in 2010 are included in this release and will be included in future 2011 releases. Four counties will be excluded: Okaloosa, Fla., Rock Island, Ill., St. Tammany, La., and Potter, Texas. No counties have been added to the publication tables.

October 19, 2010

2010/1

QCEW Introduces Beta Products: QCEW State and County Map Application and QCEW flat files

The QCEW State and County Map Application was released on June 30, 2010. This new feature of the BLS website provides users with supersector industry employment and wages at the national, state, and county levels. Data are presented in map, tabular, and downloadable formats.

October 19, 2010

2010/1

County Changes for the 2010 QCEW News Releases

Counties with annual average employment of 75,000 or more in 2009 are included in this release and will be included in future 2010 releases. For 2010 data, two counties have been added to the publication tables: St. Tammany Parish, La., and Benton, Wash. Ten Counties will be excluded from 2010 releases: Shelby, Ala.; Butte, Calif.; Tippecanoe, Ind.; Johnson, Iowa; Saratoga, N.Y.; Trumbull, Ohio; Warren, Ohio; Kent, R.I.; Gregg, Texas; and Racine, Wis.

October 16, 2009

2009/1

County Changes for the 2009 QCEW News Releases

Counties with annual average employment of 75,000 or more in 2008 are included in this release and will be included in future 2009 releases. For 2009 data, two counties have been added to the publication tables: Johnson, Iowa, and Gregg, Texas. Two counties, Boone, Ky., and St. Tammany, La., will be excluded from 2009 releases.

October 17, 2008

2008/1

County Changes for the 2008 QCEW News Releases

Counties with annual average employment of 75,000 or more in 2007 are included in this release and will be included in future 2008 releases. For 2008 data, six counties have been added to the publication tables: Shelby, Ala., Boone, Ky., St. Tammany, La., Yellowstone, Mont., Warren, Ohio, and Potter, Texas.

October 18, 2007

2007/1

QCEW Introduces the 2007 NAICS industry changes with 2007 data

In conjunction with its counterparts in Mexico and Canada, the U.S. Office of Management and Budget developed NAICS 2007. The conversion to NAICS 2007 resulted in minor revisions reflecting content changes within the Agriculture, forestry, fishing, and hunting sector and the Manufacturing sector; the restructuring of the Telecommunications subsector; the elimination of the Real estate and investment trusts industry within the Finance and insurance sector; and minor content changes within the Professional, scientific, and technical services sector. Several industry titles and descriptions also were updated. This revision was introduced by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) with the release of first quarter 2007 QCEW data. This revision had a minimal impact on QCEW data. Approximately 1 percent of both employment and establishments and 2 percent of total wages were reclassified into different industries as a result of the revision. With the introduction of this revision, some industries were directly transferred to new industries while others were split into two or more industries, with the original industry often retaining a portion of the establishments, employment, and wages. Of the 1,179 industries used by BLS under NAICS 2002, 8 industries were directly moved to new industries created by the NAICS 2007 revision. Involved in these direct transfers were 41,821 establishments, 829,263 employees, and $12.6 billion in total wages. In addition, 13 industries were split into 2 or more industries. In all, 27,457 establishments, 662,125 employees, and $16.5 billion in total wages changed industries via these split transfers. A total of 69,278 establishments, 1,491,388 employees, and $29.1 billion in total wages changed industries in first quarter 2007 due to this revision. This represents 37 percent of the overall 186,702 establishments, 43 percent of the overall 3,478,087 employees, and 55 percent of the overall $52.9 billion in total wages affected by an administrative industry change in first quarter 2007. All figures cited are preliminary and all employment figures cited reflect March 2007 data. For more information on the impact of the change, please see QCEW NAICS 2007.

October 18, 2007

2007/1

County Changes for the 2007 QCEW News Releases

Counties with annual average employment of 75,000 or more in 2006 are included in this release and will be included in future 2007 releases. For 2007 data, four counties have been added to the publication tables: Butte, Calif., Tippecanoe, Ind., Saratoga, N.Y., and Williamson, Tenn. One county, Boone, Ky., which had data for 2006 published in the 2006 releases, will be excluded from 2007 releases because its 2006 annual average employment level was less than 75,000.

October 26, 2006

2006/1

County Changes for the 2006 QCEW News Releases

Counties with annual average employment of 75,000 or more in 2005 are included in this release and will be included in future 2006 releases. For 2006 data, four counties have been added to the publication tables: Douglas, Colo., Weld, Colo., Boone, Ky., and Butler, Pa. One county, Potter, Texas, which had data for 2005 published in the 2005 releases, will be excluded from this and future 2006 releases because it no longer has an employment level of 75,000 or more.

October 20, 2005

2005/1

County Changes for the 2005 QCEW News Releases

Counties with annual average employment of 75,000 or more in 2004 are included in this release and will be included in future 2005 releases. For 2005 data, five counties have been added to the publication tables: Lake, Fla., Wyandotte, Kan., Harford, Md., Washington, Pa., and Whatcom, Wash. All counties published in the 2004 releases continue to have employment levels of 75,000 or more and will be included in the 2005 releases.

 

Last Modified Date: April 4, 2017